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I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Law, where I previously worked as research associate for the European Union-funded FP7 projects SurPRISE and SURVEILLE, on surveillance, privacy and security. My research interests and publications span the fields of privacy, personal data protection, EU home affairs, cyber-security and cybercrime. I am a member of the Italian Information Security Association.

I previously worked at the Centre de Recherche Information, Droit et Société (CRIDS), University of Namur, on privacy and cloud computing. I also served as a trainee within the privacy and information security unit (DSTI) at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Data Protection Supervisor, and on international affairs at the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C..

I hold an LL.M. from the European University Institute, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Bologna – where I was a member of Collegio Superiore (honours degree) – and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Cagliari. I also attended the University of California (Berkeley), the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna), the Ecole Normale Superiéure (Lyon) and the Nottingham Trent University.